So I'm having an issue with my supervisor with whom I have been working, as a naval architect, for 6 months now. He expects work to be delivered at a certain pace which I find difficult to do. This is not due to a lack of effort - from the moment I clock in to the end of my shift, I'm literally working as fast as I can.
I discussed this issue with him a few months ago and was told that I should ask more questions and reach out when I need help so we can solve problems faster.
With that in mind; I ask a lot of questions. If I don't ask for help and my work falls behind I get chastised for it. However now it seems I ask for too much help as I get little quips from my boss before he decides he wants to help.
Recently, I'd say the past week, we have been having awkward conversations everyday where I'm told I'm not getting enough done. My response is that I'm working as fast as I can and that I have been very open about communicating any issues I have. He tells me he thinks that I'm lying. That new hires are more productive than you. Then we just go in circles with the same lines.
What is the proper response to this? I don't know what else to say or do.